Daily Media Digest November 24, 2020

Helping solve for the next COVID
“Armed with a culture of tackling big problems and an expertise in virology and both small molecule and antibody therapeutics, AbbVie scientists are working to understand future emerging global pandemics.”
TAGS: COVID-19, virology, antibody therapeutics, innovative research, Abbvie

The Ottawa Hospital helps fill vaccine talent gap with training program
The Ottawa Citizen
“Staff at the Biotherapeutics Manufacturing Centre (BMC) walk through the The Ottawa Hospital’s Cancer Centre on their way to work. It’s a constant reminder of the importance of what they do — and that in their line of work, there is no margin for error.”
TAGS: vaccine, training program, immune system, cancer,  The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Why COVID-19 vaccine likely won’t get fans back in NHL arenas anytime soon
“… prevention and control and infectious diseases specialist at the University Health Network in Toronto, said even if a vaccine becomes available early …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, herd immunity, public health, University Health Network

Suicidal ideation at record levels among Ontario students
Canada NewsWire
“The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world leading research …”
TAGS: mental health, children and youth health, pandemic, isolation, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

How the pharmaceutical industry helps Canadians every day
The Globe and Mail
“Medicines and vaccines do more than prevent and cure disease: they bring hope. World-class researchers in Canada are constantly working to offer renewed hope to patients like Shannon Gaudette.”
TAGS: pharmaceutical industry, vaccine development, patient stories

‘It’s like winning the lottery’: McMaster researcher aids in study on gene mutation that protects …
“A rare genetic mutation that McMaster University researcher and professor of medicine Rick Austin said could act as a “proverbial Fountain of Youth.”.”
TAGS: gene mutation, innovative research, novel treatment, rare disorders, McMaster University

Ottawa researcher awarded for work on new cancer-killing viruses
“… and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is being recognized for her work to create new cancer-killing viruses, aimed at treating aggressive breast …”
TAGS: cancer, innovative research, treatment options, breast cancer, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute